Contrasting Blue Calypso (OTCMKTS:BCYP) & Adtalem Global Education (OTCMKTS:ATGE)

Blue Calypso (OTCMKTS:BCYP) and Adtalem Global Education (NYSE:ATGE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Blue Calypso and Adtalem Global Education’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Blue Calypso N/A N/A N/A
Adtalem Global Education 8.83% 11.38% 7.35%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Blue Calypso and Adtalem Global Education’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Blue Calypso N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Adtalem Global Education $1.23 billion 2.04 $33.76 million $2.78 15.98

Adtalem Global Education has higher revenue and earnings than Blue Calypso.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Blue Calypso and Adtalem Global Education, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Blue Calypso 0 0 0 0 N/A
Adtalem Global Education 0 1 3 0 2.75

Adtalem Global Education has a consensus price target of $55.50, suggesting a potential upside of 24.94%. Given Adtalem Global Education’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Adtalem Global Education is more favorable than Blue Calypso.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.8% of Adtalem Global Education shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.3% of Blue Calypso shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.9% of Adtalem Global Education shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Blue Calypso has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Adtalem Global Education has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Adtalem Global Education beats Blue Calypso on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Blue Calypso Company Profile

Blue Calypso, Inc. engages in the development, licensing, and enforcement of technology and intellectual property focused on digital word-of-mouth marketing and advertising. Its intellectual property portfolio consists of 5 US patents and 11 pending patent applications that cover methods and systems for communicating and syndicating electronic offers and advertisements. The company enables retailers to harness the power and adoption that mobile devices bring to the consumer shopping experience; connect brands with store visitors; leverages their brand affinity across the social media channels; and tracks performance, monitors engagement, manages attribution, and delivers real-time analytics on client's promotions and location-based content. Its products and services include KIOSENTRIX, which provides manufacturers and brick-and-mortar retailers a way of engaging with store visitors when they are on the path-to-purchase; and Blue Calypso Labs that offer outsourced consulting and customized software development services to clients. Blue Calypso, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

Adtalem Global Education Company Profile

Adtalem Global Education Inc. provides educational services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Medical and Healthcare, Professional Education, and Technology and Business. The Medical and Healthcare segment operates Chamberlain University, which provides a pre-licensure bachelor's degree in nursing at 21 campus locations and post-licensure bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degree programs in nursing through its online platform; and operates medical and veterinary schools, including American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine, and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. The Professional Education segment operates an Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, which provides membership services, certified anti-money laundering specialist certification, conferences, risk assessment, training, and publications; and Becker Professional Education that prepares candidates for the Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and U.S. Medical Licensing Examination certification examinations, as well as professional education programs and seminars in accounting and finance. This segment also offers professional education in the areas of finance, accounting, analytics, marketing, and healthcare. The Technology and Business segment operates approximately 15 institutions, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of business, management, medical, healthcare, law, and engineering; and provides legal bar exam review courses. The company was formerly known as DeVry Education Group Inc. and changed its name to Adtalem Global Education Inc. in May 2017. Adtalem Global Education Inc. was founded in 1931 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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